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The Longest Day: Celebrating the Summer Solstice Book by

The Longest Day: Celebrating the Summer Solstice Book
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-05-13
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN Code: 110164351X
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Summary: In this fourth and final book in the series about seasons, Wendy Pfeffer turns her attention to summer, when butterflies emerge from silky cocoons and daylight hours stretch longer and longer. With lyrical prose and vibrant illustrations, The Longest Day takes us on a journey through the history and science behind the summer solstice, with a focus on summer celebrations from various cultures around the world. Teachers and students alike will treasure the varied and accessible knowledge, and activities in the back let everyone in on the festivities.

The Shortest Day Book by Jane Langton

The Shortest Day Book
  • Author : Jane Langton
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2012-03-06
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN Code: 1453247599
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Summary: Prompted by his wife, Mary, Harvard scholar/sleuth Homer Kelly looks into the suspicious death of a folk singer in this “enormously appealing” mystery (Publishers Weekly). Each year, the beautiful Sarah Bailey marks the winter solstice by organizing a pageant of drama and song for the citizens of Harvard University. Last year, the star of the show was Henry Shady, an Appalachian folk singer whose homespun charm won the eye of every young woman in Cambridge. On the eve of this year’s Revels, the singer is struck down in the street by an SUV driven by Sarah’s husband. The police dismiss it as a freak accident, but Mary Kelly, who witnessed the singer’s death, is not so sure. Her husband, Harvard professor and sometime sleuth Homer, dismisses her suspicion. But when more of the revelers suffer untimely deaths, Homer sees a pattern. Winter has gripped Cambridge, and Sarah’s husband may have been seized with murderous jealousy.

Days of Awe Book by Atalia Omer

Days of Awe Book
  • Author : Atalia Omer
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-21
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 022661610X
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Summary: For many Jewish people in the mid-twentieth century, Zionism was an unquestionable tenet of what it meant to be Jewish. Seventy years later, a growing number of American Jews are instead expressing solidarity with Palestinians, questioning old allegiances to Israel. How did that transformation come about? What does it mean for the future of Judaism? In Days of Awe, Atalia Omer examines this shift through interviews with a new generation of Jewish activists, rigorous data analysis, and fieldwork within a progressive synagogue community. She highlights people politically inspired by social justice campaigns including the Black Lives Matter movement and protests against anti-immigration policies. These activists, she shows, discover that their ethical outrage at US policies extends to Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. For these American Jews, the Jewish history of dispossession and diaspora compels a search for solidarity with liberation movements. This shift produces innovations within Jewish tradition, including multi-racial and intersectional conceptions of Jewishness and movements to reclaim prophetic Judaism. Charting the rise of such religious innovation, Omer points toward the possible futures of post-Zionist Judaism.

Frindle Book by Andrew Clements

Frindle Book
  • Author : Andrew Clements
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1999-08-01
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN Code: 0689832508
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Summary: Is Nick Allen a troublemaker? He really just likes to liven things up at school -- and he's always had plenty of great ideas. When Nick learns some interesting information about how words are created, suddenly he's got the inspiration for his best plan ever...the frindle. Who says a pen has to be called a pen? Why not call it a frindle? Things begin innocently enough as Nick gets his friends to use the new word. Then other people in town start saying frindle. Soon the school is in an uproar, and Nick has become a local hero. His teacher wants Nick to put an end to all this nonsense, but the funny thing is frindle doesn't belong to Nick anymore. The new word is spreading across the country, and there's nothing Nick can do to stop it.

Mountain Meteorology Book by C. David Whiteman

Mountain Meteorology Book
  • Author : C. David Whiteman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2000-06-01
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN Code: 0199881065
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Summary: Mountain Meteorology: Fundamentals and Applications offers first an introduction to the basic principles and concepts of mountain meteorology, then goes on to discuss their application in natural resources management. It includes over two hundred beautiful, full-color photographs, figures, and diagrams, as well as observable indicators of atmospheric processes--such as winds, temperature, and clouds--to facilitate the recognition of weather systems and events for a variety of readers. It is ideal for those who spend time in or near mountains and whose daily activities are affected by weather. As a comprehensive work filled with diverse examples and colorful illustrations, it is essential for professionals, scholars, and students of meteorology.

A Day So Gray Book by Marie Lamba

A Day So Gray Book
  • Author : Marie Lamba
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2019-10-29
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN Code: 0358168619
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Summary: Once you start to notice, colors and reasons for gratitude are everywhere, and that changes everything! Celebrate the hues and comforts of a cozy winter day as a discontented girl at first notices only dull grays and browns in a snowy landscape but is coaxed by her friend to look more closely. Soon she finds orange berries, blue water, purple shadows, and more. Warm friendship and a fresh way of seeing things transform a snow-covered landscape from bleak to beautiful!

Packs Book by Hannah Salyer

Packs Book
  • Author : Hannah Salyer
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2020-01-28
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN Code: 0358166950
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Summary: ★ "Part natural science, part deep ecology, wholly captivating."—Kirkus, STARRED review ★ "A must-purchase for every collection." —School Library Journal, STARRED review An exquisitely illustrated celebration of animals who live in packs, herds, pods, and more—including humans. Vivid art and exuberant vocabulary are perfect for emerging readers and parents looking for nonfiction picture books for home learning. Packs shows how togetherness and teamwork are the keys to survival of any species, and the many ways we rely on one another. "Showing how different animals benefit from living and working in groups, Salyer’s debut is a great example of the inventiveness possible in a nonfiction picture book."—New York Times Book Review Groups, packs, herds of millions, and more—our world teems with animals on land, air, and sea. Packs is an inspiring celebration of how togetherness helps many creatures thrive, in both nonhuman and human communities. Hannah Salyer’s stunning selection reminds us that teamwork is universal, there is brilliance in biodiversity, and there is strength in numbers. Includes an author’s note encouraging community engagement and activism, as well as a fun visual index of the animals featured.

The Daily Stoic Book by Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman

The Daily Stoic Book
  • Author : Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-10-18
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 0735211744
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Summary: From the team that brought you The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, a beautiful daily devotional of Stoic meditations—an instant Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller. Why have history's greatest minds—from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with today's top performers from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities—embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics? Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life, not a classroom exercise. The Daily Stoic offers 366 days of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, or slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus, as well as lesser-known luminaries like Zeno, Cleanthes, and Musonius Rufus. Every day of the year you'll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations, as well as historical anecdotes, provocative commentary, and a helpful glossary of Greek terms. By following these teachings over the course of a year (and, indeed, for years to come) you'll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well.

The Longest Day: Celebrating the Summer Solstice Book by Wendy Pfeffer

The Longest Day: Celebrating the Summer Solstice Book
  • Author : Wendy Pfeffer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-05-13
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN Code: 110164351X
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Summary: In this fourth and final book in the series about seasons, Wendy Pfeffer turns her attention to summer, when butterflies emerge from silky cocoons and daylight hours stretch longer and longer. With lyrical prose and vibrant illustrations, The Longest Day takes us on a journey through the history and science behind the summer solstice, with a focus on summer celebrations from various cultures around the world. Teachers and students alike will treasure the varied and accessible knowledge, and activities in the back let everyone in on the festivities.

The Bundahi%sn Book by

The Bundahi%sn Book
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08-11
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 019087905X
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Summary: The Bundahisn, meaning primal or foundational creation, is the central Zoroastrian account of creation, cosmology, and eschatology. Compiled sometime in the ninth century CE, it is one of the most important surviving testaments to Zoroastrian literature in the Middle Persian language and to pre-Islamic Iranian culture. Despite having been composed some two millennia after the Prophet Zoroaster's revelation, it is nonetheless a concise compendium of ancient Zoroastrian knowledge that draws on and reshapes earlier layers of the tradition. Well known in the field of Iranian Studies as an essential primary source for scholars of ancient Iran's history, religions, literatures, and languages, the Bundahisn is also a great work of literature in and of itself, ranking alongside the creation myths of other ancient traditions. The book's thirty-six diverse chapters, which touch on astronomy, eschatology, zoology, medicine, and more, are composed in a variety of styles, registers, and genres, from spare lists and concise commentaries to philosophical discourses and poetic eschatological visions. This new translation, the first in English in nearly a century, highlights the aesthetic quality, literary style, and complexity and raises the profile of pre-Islamic Zoroastrian literature.

A Regiment for the Sea, and other Writings on Navigation, by William Bourne of Gravesend, a Gunner, c.1535-1582 Book by E.G.R. Taylor

A Regiment for the Sea, and other Writings on Navigation, by William Bourne of Gravesend, a Gunner, c.1535-1582 Book
  • Author : E.G.R. Taylor
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-05-15
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN Code: 1317186931
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Summary: William Bourne, of Gravesend, by trade a gunner, was a successful writer of a new type of textbook. Neither a scholar nor of gentle birth, both of which were regarded as the prerequisites of authorship in the 16th century, when the scientific books were expected to appear only in universities and to be read only by those fluent in Latin, Bourne nevertheless produced a whole series of technical manuals, written in English for the artisans and craftsmen of his own class. A Regiment for the Sea, which forms the core of the volume, is perhaps the earliest technical manual written by an Englishman. It is not simply his rules for navigation, for Bourne wrote much as he spoke, so that out of this instruction book for sailors a clear picture of the man himself emerges: serious, reliable, patriotic and with this inborn impulse to pass on his knowledge to others. The first edition of 1574 is printed here in full, with the additional material which was added to the 1580 edition. Professor Taylor has also included two Almanackes. She has written an introductory section to each text, and in her general Introduction she fills in the details of Bourne's life and discusses his various writings. There is a full bibliography. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1963. Owing to technical constraints it has not been possible to reproduce Fig.2 'From London to the Medway: details of Symonson’s map of Kent, 1596' which appeared in the first edition of the work.

The Young Naturalist's Guide to Florida Book by Peggy Lantz,Wendy Hale

The Young Naturalist's Guide to Florida Book
  • Author : Peggy Lantz,Wendy Hale
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2014-10-01
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN Code: 1561647764
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Summary: Completely updated new edition. A treasure trove of information and suggestions on where and how to look for Florida's most interesting natural features and creatures. Florida's Special Places: unique environments and habitats such as the Everglades, coral reefs, sinkholes, salt marshes, and beaches Flora and Fauna: fascinating species that inhabit Florida such as alligators, birds of prey, and native plants How everyone can help protect Florida's priceless natural resources Glossary explains unfamiliar words Take this book on your next walk in the woods.

On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's Book by Greg O'Brien

On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's Book
  • Author : Greg O'Brien
  • Publisher : Good Night books
  • Release Date : 2018-02-27
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN Code: 0991340191
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Summary: This is a book about living with Alzheimer’s, not dying with it. It is a book about hope, faith, and humor—a prescription far more powerful than the conventional medication available today to fight this disease. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the US—and the only one of these diseases on the rise. More than 5 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia; about 35 million people worldwide. Greg O’Brien, an award-winning investigative reporter, has been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's and is one of those faceless numbers. Acting on long-term memory and skill coupled with well-developed journalistic grit, O’Brien decided to tackle the disease and his imminent decline by writing frankly about the journey. O’Brien is a master storyteller. His story is naked, wrenching, and soul searching for a generation and their loved ones about to cross the threshold of this death in slow motion. On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s is a trail-blazing roadmap for a generation—both a “how to” for fighting a disease, and a “how not” to give up!

The Bundahishn Book by Zarathustra

The Bundahishn Book
  • Author : Zarathustra
  • Publisher : Dalcassian Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2019-11-02
  • Category:
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 107872959X
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Summary: Bundahishn , meaning "Primal Creation", is the name traditionally given to an encyclopediaic collection of Zoroastrian cosmogony and cosmology written in Book Pahlavi. The original name of the work is not known. Although the Bundahishn draws on the Avesta and develops ideas alluded to in those texts, it is not itself scripture. The content reflects Zoroastrian scripture, which, in turn, reflects both ancient Zoroastrian and pre-Zoroastrian beliefs. In some cases, the text alludes to contingencies of post-7th century Islam in Iran, and in yet other cases, such as the idea that the Moon is farther than the stars, it reiterates scripture even though science had, by then, determined otherwise.

Zetetic Astronomy - Earth Not a Globe! An Experimental Inquiry into the True Figure of the Earth: Proving it a Plane, Without Axial or Orbital Motion; and the Only Material World in the Universe! Book by Parallax

Zetetic Astronomy - Earth Not a Globe! An Experimental Inquiry into the True Figure of the Earth: Proving it a Plane, Without Axial or Orbital Motion; and the Only Material World in the Universe! Book
  • Author : Parallax
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2018-01-31
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 1528783115
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Summary: "Zetetic Astronomy" is an 1881 treatise by Samuel Birley Rowbotham. Samuel Birley Rowbotham (1816 - 1884) was an English writer and inventor. He is most famous "Zetetic Astronomy", an idea that the Earth is not spherical, but an enclosed plane centred at the North Pole and encircled by a wall of ice. According to Rowbotham, the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars are only a few hundred miles above the Earth. This volume will appeal to those with an interest in Flat Earth theory, and it is not to be missed by collectors of vintage literature of this ilk. Contents include: "Introduction--Experiments proving the Earth to be a Plane", "The Earth no Axial or Orbital Motion", "The True Distance of the Sun and Stars", "The Sun moves in a Circle over the Earth, concentric with the North Pole", "Diameter of Sun's path Constantly Changing", "Causes of Day and Night, Seasons, &c.", "Cause of 'Sun Rise' and 'Sun Set'", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.

Architecture, Mysticism and Myth - With Illustrations by the Author Book by W. R. Lethaby

Architecture, Mysticism and Myth - With Illustrations by the Author Book
  • Author : W. R. Lethaby
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2020-08-06
  • Category: Architecture
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN Code: 1528767659
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Summary: First published in 1892, this vintage book looks at religious, mystical, and mythological influences on architecture throughout history and from all over the world, exploring in detail similarities, design, purpose, and much more. Profusely illustrated throughout, “Architecture, Mysticism and Myth” will appeal to those with an interest in religious architecture and would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Contents include: “The World Fabric”, “The Microcosmos”, “Four Square”, “At the Centre of the Earth”, “The Planetary Spheres”, “The Labyrinth”, “The Golden Gate of the Sun”, “Pavements like the Sea”, “Ceilings like the Sky”, “The Windows of Heaven and Three Hundred and Sixty Days”, and “The Symbol of Creation”. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.